bierkoning (13387) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle from ThreeCats, thanks! Dark amber color. Floral perfumed hoparoma with lychee and pineapple. Oily perfumed floral hopbitter flavor with overripe tropical fruit. Sharp citrus aftertaste. Parfumed aftertaste
Grima (2394) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2012
Courtesy of DSG, thanks Barak!
Leighton (21489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2011
Pours an orange-brown beer with a beautiful creamy crown. It smells like a lot of citrus and aroma hops, with subtle herbal note in the background. Starts with a lot of hop aroma, very fruity (grapefruit, citrus, berries), in the background, very grassy, hoppy. The middle part is very hoppy and grassy, with plenty of citrus. Gets a litte milder in the further course. Goes into a grassy citrus hoppy finish, with hints of caramel!
Bottle at post-ACBF 2011 tasting. Pours cloudy, golden-brown with a slight head. Plastic and dirt nose, some pine. So so flavor. Big of earthy hops and slight caramel. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Mild dry finish, some bitter leaves, light sugar. Average at best. madmitch76 (25004) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2011
5th March 2011Borresteijn (7269) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2011
ACBF - post fest tasting in Mes&Sims room. Cloudy brown beer, small pale tan head. Light dry palate - chalky dry! Might have been some apologetic hops in there but they are overwhelmed by the chalky dry palate.
33cl Bottle from DSG, shared with Nate2g, thanks Barak! Murky amber brown colour, thick off white head. Nice fruity citrussy hoppy nose, lots of grapefruit, light spicy, some sweetness. Flavour is light sweet, sugar, caramel, lots of citrus, grapefruit, firm hoppy bitter finish. Body is a bit thin, but this is tasty stuff.
harrisoni (18815) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle thanks to DSG. Cloudy yeast full opaqueness. Thick beige head. Decent american hop aroma. fine but loses a bit in mouth. Ok toffee bitterness on finish. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
A Sim rate (bottle, thanks to DSG): Smells blandly malty. Dusty, slightly citric. Flavour is an unfortunate kind of bitter. Chewy, peanutty. Holy (837) - GERMANY - MAR 5, 2011
Courtesy dsg and shared with the ACBF 2011 crew (harrisoni, mesandsim, madmitch, royceh - thank you guys!). Aroma is nice - citrus. Taste is slightly muted. tomer (3565) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 27, 2011
At a tasting, thanks DSG, small stable head, murky dark orange, floral aroma with notes of mandarine and peach, flavour of orange blossom with a melange of citrus notes and some bread in the back, mellow medium bitterness with some maltiness to balance. Excellent IPA. zvikar (6198) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 16, 2011
Draught sample at the 1st Israeli Beer Exhibition in Tel Aviv. Pours orange with a nice tan head, Powerful aroma of apricot, honey, vanilla and lemon, flavor is dry with malt, grapefruit and some vegy off-flavor, medium body, overall a decent IPA.